If you look to the left, just below the ClustrMap, you’ll see that I’ve added links to the Donate Life and Transplant Games sites. The organ donation process is very close to me since my husband received the gift of life (a new heart) in January of 2004.
Here we are in the fall of 2004, Nick has the chipmunk cheeks from the high doses of steroids that kept rejection at bay. By the way, this was the UCLA-Illinois football game … UCLA won :-). He will celebrate his 4th heart birthday this coming January. And then in July, he will celebrate life by competing in the Transplant Games (TG) in Pittsburgh. He will be in two cycling events and be playing badminton. If you are in the area, or want to attend this absolutely amazing event, you can get all the details on the TG site.
I encourage you to sign your donor card, register online through the Donate Life site, and talk to your family. I am happy to say that my Mother donated my father’s eyes (other organs did not meet the standards). So she will be walking in with Nick as a Donor Family member.